Tim Krul seems to be getting better and more confident, the more games he gets under his belt at Newcastle.
Tim Krul – in action on Saturday
Newcastle manager Chris Hughton was extremely pleased with the way his defense played against the Cottagers on Saturday – and Tim Krul had an excellent game in goal – making some fine saves throughout the game, to keep Newcastle in it with a chance of winning right until the end.
Tim is currently in 3rd place with 15% of the votes, for our Man of the Match on Saturday behind Andy Carroll on 39% and Jose Enrique on19 % – the vote is till open on our home page.
Tim was really pleased to get his first clean sheet at St. James’ Park, since coming in for the injured Steve Harper, and said today:
“As a defense we have been really steady recently,” “To get another clean sheet was really pleasing. Other teams come and set up defensively but they still have great players who can hit you on the break if you are not careful.”“The luck just wasn’t on our side.”
“We had our chances and on another day they go in. Teams are going to set up negatively at St James’ Park and we have to learn to deal with it.” “If you look at the points we have got at this stage of the season we are really pleased with the way we have started.”
“All four defenders have been excellent this season. Danny Simpson is definitely showing this year he is capable of playing at a higher level, the same as Andy Carroll. It took him a couple of games to get back into it but he is definitely showing his quality now.”
“Everyone was asking each other before the season started if we had enough for the Premier League. I think we have proved we have.” “Getting a clean sheet means getting more confidence and more experience. I am feeling more happy with every game.”
He’s a good lad is Tim, and he’s made a good start to his career on Tyneside, as Tim has hardly let the side down at all, with his performances in the last 11 games, since he came on for the injured Steve Harper at Everton on 18th September.
When Steve Harper does return, in about a month, it will be very interesting to see how long it takes him to dislodge the Dutchman from the first team.
Tim will know he will have to play really well if he is to keep Steve from regaining his place in the Newcastle side, but that’s in Tim’s hands now, so to speak.